For whom the bell tolls

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Hemingway's classic novel of the Spanish Civil WarIn 1937 Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war; three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight,"For Whom the Bell Tolls. The story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades, it tells of loyalty and courage, love and defeat, and the tragic death of an ideal. Surpassing his achievement inThe Sun Also RisesandA Farewell to Arms, Hemingway creates a work at once rare and beautiful, strong and brutal, compassionate, moving and wise. "If the function of a writer is to reveal reality," Maxwell Perkins wrote to Hemingway after reading the manuscript, "no one ever so completely performed it."For Whom the Bell Tollsstands as one of the best war novels of all time.Ernest Hemingwaydid more to change the style of English prose than any other writer in the twentieth century, and for his efforts he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1954. Hemingway wrote in short, declarative sentences and was known for his tough, terse prose. Publication ofThe Sun Also RisesandA Farewell to Armsimmediately established Ernest Hemingway as one of the greatest literary lights of the twentieth century. As part of the expatriate community in 1920s Paris, the former journalist and World War I ambulance driver began a career that lead to international fame. Hemingway was an aficionado of bullfighting and big-game hunting, and his main protagonists were always men and women of courage and conviction, who suffered unseen scars, both physical and emotional. He covered the Spanish Civil War, portraying it in fiction in his brilliant novelFor Whom the Bell Tolls, and he subsequently covered World War II. His classic novellaThe Old Man and the Seawon the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. He died in 1961.
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9780684803357
9780743237178
9780684153162
9781436157896
9780743565110
9780684830483
9781428109377
9780743564380
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Level 5.8, 28 Points
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840L
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Grouping Title for whom the bell tolls
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subject_facet Americans -- Spain -- Fiction, Arabic language, Audiobooks, Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Fiction, Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Participation, Foreign -- Fiction, War stories, American
title_display For whom the bell tolls
title_full For Whom The Bell Tolls Ernest Hemingway., For Whom the Bell Tolls, For whom the bell tolls / by Ernest Hemingway, For whom the bell tolls [sound recording] / Ernest Hemingway, For whom the bell tolls [sound recording] / by Ernest Hemingway
title_short For whom the bell tolls
title_sub
topic_facet Americans, Arabic language, Audiobooks, Classic Literature, Fiction, History, Literature, Participation, Foreign, War stories, American